The Oldest Profession Podcast is an irreverent history that reminds listeners that sex workers have always been part of the story.

Why January 25th Matters

Why January 25th Matters

Why January 25th MattersiTunes | Stitcher | Spotify On Jan 25, 1917, 300 sex workers in San Francisco marched to protest the imminent closure of their brothels. The Old Pro Project is an annual event that builds towards this anniversary, and this episodes takes a deep...

Lilith

Lilith

Lilith iTunes | Stitcher | SpotifyDr. Charlene J. Fletcher is a historian, womanist, activist, and lover of most things Kentucky, Charlene holds a Ph.D. in History from Indiana University, specializing in 19th century United States and African American history and...

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

Marsha P. Johnson & Sylvia Rivera   iTunes | Stitcher | SpotifyDr. Charlene J. Fletcher is a historian, womanist, activist, and lover of most things Kentucky, Charlene holds a Ph.D. in History from Indiana University, specializing in 19th century United States...

KAYTLIN BAILEY HOST

Kaytlin Bailey is a contrarian by nature and a provocateur by trade. Bailey is an internationally touring stand up comic, sex worker rights advocate and writer. She founded Old Pro Productions, Inc. in 2020 to tell better sex worker stories. Keep reading…

DR. CHARLENE J. FLETCHER HISTORIAN

MARIE CECILE ANDERSON PRODUCER & AUDIO ENGINEER

IRENE MERROW COMMUNITY MANAGER & PUBLICIST

Leah Moon Designer + Developer

NICOLA O’CALLAGHAN

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About The Oldest Profession Podcast

Each episode of The Oldest Profession focuses on an “old pro” from history, contextualizing that figure in their own time and connecting their story to the ongoing struggle for sex worker rights. The Oldest Profession Podcast is a public history project elevating sex worker stories.

Your host, Kaytlin Bailey, is a nationally touring stand up comic, notorious old pro, and sex worker rights advocate. She’s partnered with historian, Charlene Fletcher PhD, and producer & audio engineer, Marie Cecile Anderson, to create an accessible and entertaining resource for anyone who wants to learn more about sex workers and our place in history.